Image (&) Narrative, a refereed online journal based at K.U. Leuven in Belgium, seeks contributions on the topic of “Literary illustration: pros and cons.” Several years ago, we published an issue on “Illustration,” and we are now seeking to deepen our understanding of the relationships between literary reading, illustration, and the web.
We are, therefore, seeking two types of contributions. First, we would like to see a very specific type of illustration, namely online “independent illustrative networks” that function not as simple “illustrations,” but as visual-digital “complements” of a given work. These might be links to works of fiction, poetry, drama etc that serve as a complementary database of information to the “actual” reading of the text.
Second, we would like to gather a broad survey of current theoretical opinions in the field. Diversity will be fostered as much as possible. Therefore, all essays should take the form of a short theoretical statement (maximum 1000 words, with no footnotes) on the problem of illustrating (or not) literary material. Since, as far as we know, there does not exist a “standard” general publication on illustration, this gathering of ideas might be a first step towards such a work.
Please send contributions or queries to either Jan Baetens, the General Editor, at firstname.lastname@example.org or Gray Kochhar-Lindgren at email@example.com. The deadline is March 31, 2006.
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